Brussels Briefing 47: Annette Mutaawe "Growth opportunities for the private sector in East Africa as a result of regional integration"

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The Brussels Development Briefing n.47 on the subject of “Regional Trade in Africa: Drivers, Trends and Opportunities” took place on 3rd February 2017 in Brussels at the ACP Secretariat (Avenue Georges Henri 451, 1200 Brussels) from 09:00 to 13:00. This Briefing was organised by the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with IFPRI, the European Commission / DEVCO, the ACP Secretariat, and CONCORD .

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Brussels Briefing 47: Annette Mutaawe "Growth opportunities for the private sector in East Africa as a result of regional integration"

  1. 1. Growth Opportunities for the Private Sector
  2. 2. www.trademarkea.com 2 Background - TMEA • Trade and Markets East Africa (TMEA) • Regional & National presence - branches in all 6 member states, Juba & Arusha • Multi-donor – Belgium, Canada, Denmark, EU, Finland, Netherlands, Sweden, UK and US. • Budget - $560m 2010 to 2017, Strategy 2 defined • Best example of an effective Aid for Trade programme globally: Owen Barder - Vice President, Director - Centre for Global Development
  3. 3. www.trademarkea.com Core Principles • Private sector is at the heart of our TF measures • We work in politically informed, problem-driven, iterative and adaptive ways, recognising the complexity of the trade environment. FCAS countries, in-house technical expertise • Mix of regional/national; hard/soft infrastructure; TA/Financial aid in response to the environment • Partnerships with both government and private sector underpin our approach • Robust governance structures • Equity in design of all projects (Winners/losers, gender)
  4. 4. www.trademarkea.com 4 Tourism as a value chain As a result of integration the tourism sector in three EA states enjoy:  Single Tourist Visa  National IDs recognised as travel documents within  competitive international and regional marketing of their countries and products
  5. 5. www.trademarkea.com 5 Innovation and Technology
  6. 6. www.trademarkea.com 6 Export Competitiveness
  7. 7. www.trademarkea.com Asante www.trademarkea.com

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